Scheduled 26 Extractions and Immediate Dentures, July 10th. What to expect??

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I'm 43 yrs old and just scheduled my appointment for 26 extractions for July 10th. I will be getting immediate upper and lower dentures. I haven't smiled in almost ten years because of my teeth being so horrible. So I am excited knowing I will be able to actually look happy when I am happy but also scared of the process.  I have chosen IV sedation due to a month ago having 2 infected molars and a wisdom tooth pulled and hearing the cracking almost sent me into a panic attack. I'm not too worried about the extractions, more about what comes after. I go for impressions tomorrow. How bad is that? I'm told the taste is the worst. My concern is that 8 days after the surgery is my son's wedding and 2 days after that we are supposed to leave on vacation to Colorado which can't be rescheduled. I don't expect any complications from the extractions. I healed pretty quickly from the last ones and others I've had in the past. I had to choose this appointment or it would have to wait until August, at which point school will have begun and I will be back at work and unable to take time off. I have read material and watched countless youtube videos and know everyone's experience is different and I won't know until it happens to me how things will go. The dentures are my main worry. I know adjustments have to be made, sore spots develop, and so on. Am I crazy to think I can manage a 9 day vacation 10 days out from extractions and immediate dentures? Any tips, advice, suggestions will be much appreciated.
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Hi Bobbie
Well I guess it will be like Russian Roulette
but maybe it will be OK
Some people are fine and I hope you are on  of those people.
Speak to your Dentist ad get some pain medication  to  take with you on  the vacation just in case

In the 10 days before the vacation  tell the dentist he will have to see you  any time you have  a problem because you do not have any extra time to wait.  Just go sit in his office if you need an adjustment during those 10 days
Let us know how it goes
Good Luck
Barbara
 
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Thanks! I'm going to roll the dice and see how it turns out. I'm also concerned if I don't have it done before the vacation, I'll end up with another infection. It's a time bomb waiting to happen. And the last one was awful, lots of swelling, intense pain, and fever. I can still change the appointment....conflicted; take days off from work or miss our vacation. I've talked to my dentist, he didnt agree or disagree other than I need to have this done soon. He will give extra pain meds and I intend to go in to the office for any and every problem before we leave. Thanks for responding!
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Hi Maggs
Thanks for responding! The entire process is pretty overwhelming. I'm normally an optimistic person but am getting extremely anxious having actually scheduled the appointment now. Sitting waiting to get impressions done...I've got a terrible gag reflex so hoping it won't be too bad.
Good luck on your upcoming procedure. Please keep me posted on how things go.
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Hi! I’m paige and I’m having mine done on July 9. Can completely relate to the fear and anxiety! The condition of my teeth has ruined my life for the past 5 years so I’m hoping that anything I have to go through will be better than how my teeth are now. That’s my hope anyway! Hang in there everyone! And just think how nice it will to be able to smile or speak to someone without covering your mouth! ❤️❤️
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You're having extractions the same day that I am (under local anaesthetic)!  I wish you luck. I'm not looking forward to it but I am fed up with finding it difficult to eat and also with trying not to smile. I am sure it will all be worth it but I will definitely be glad when extraction day has come and gone!  I'm not having immediate dentures but my dentist says he can start working on making me some within two to three weeks of the extractions, so I will be hiding out until then.  

I have had a three-month wait between the consultation and the extraction appointment and my nerves have just started to get to me, so last week I asked my doctor for sedative that I can take just for that one day. I;m hoping it does the trick!
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I also had an upper palate reduction along with 21 extractions (upper and lower at the same time) at age 61.  First couple of days were rough--keep up with the pain meds so you can heal, don't be a martyr.  Do everything recommended, including the rinsing when recommended and ice your face to reduce swelling.  I invested in good gel packs to put on my face.  Wear the immediate dentures (I wore mine home from surgery).  Get the soft liners as recommended.  Don't expect to eat solid food for a while.  Stock up on protein drinks, pudding, and yogurt!  Good luck, congratulations on choosing to have a healthy mouth.
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Well,I'm at Day 8 and had a minor adjustment to a mildly sore spot yesterday, the whole process was painless ( valium and happy gas helped, didn't even feel the needles) and I think that  because I stuck to the ibuprofen ritual of 400mg every 2 hours, I had no swelling or pain.
  Thinking about how terrified I was, it seems amazing that it was so easy .. I like the look of my new teeth and they fit really well,  altho' I reckon it'll be awhile before I'm able to tackle a steak,but doing okay with softish foods, had rissoles with mashed spuds, gravy  and peas tonight, I take very small bites and swallow them down, like taking a pill,LOL..so far, so good and no regrets at all,
 I hope all goes well for you Bobbie, please keep us updated as all the info' here encourages others  . 
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Immediate dentures will cause pain. I had 17 extractions and although I was given immediate dentures I didn’t not wear until 3 weeks out. 26 is a lot of trauma to your gums. I was in pain for 2 weeks. Invest in all the numbing gel, cream and liquid you can get. My pain was not wearing immediate dentures I can only image what the pain would of been like if I worn them. At 3 1/2 weeks my gums still haven’t completely healed. Good luck to you. I found that Aleeve works they best for pain. Best of luck on your vacation.
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Thanks Hank! I'm expecting pain but I'm hoping that it won't be so intense after the first week. After the infections I've had, my pain tolerance has improved somewhat. The immediate dentures is my biggest worry! Did you choose not to wear them or instructed by the dentist? I'm curious. I'm thinking if the dentures cause to many problems on vaca I can take them out. Im not so vain that I won't sit and enjoy the scenery toothless. :) Another question for the dentist. LOL I've got a long list going.
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I had uppers done.  I was scheduled to have the whole mouth done but it took too long so I have to go back to have the lowers done yet.  You'll be sore at 9 days out yet but as long as everything goes pretty smooth it's tolerable.  You'll just have to figure out soft food options while you're away.  I had mine done on the 7th.  The impressions didn't taste great but it was fine.  For me the worst part was having all that gel fill up your mouth and trying not to move while still swallowing.  Whatever you do make sure you keep biting down and don't move.  If the impressions aren't clear they will make you do it again which you definitely don't want to do.
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Thanks, Barbara. Finding this site as a neophyte to all this was a boon, indeed. I had no idea what to expect and my own niece is a dental surgeon DDS but no help because she has no false teeth. To them it is a theory, we do it in practice. Correct, the fitting is the answer. My upper ones fit like a "glove" (teeth?), they are in and I do not notice them except when I eat and my a few extraction points hurt a bit and the Novocain injection spots still wave at me and say hello. Those needles must have gone in deep. My bottom one is a pain as it still hurts in the shot spots. But, the good news is I can eat a few things. I have lost ten pounds and I have been the same weight from age 22 till now, 67. I am one of those lucky humans, perfect weight. I am not used to being lighter. But it will come back once I get real food, my body has a great weight thermostat. I have a great dentist, not my niece, never use family. My MD doc mother always said that. Never use family as doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc. It has been only 2.5 weeks. I am sure I will have lots of questions as the road is long and I am still at the starting gate.
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I think you've hit the nail on the head, Dr Chat. Dentists with all their natural teeth don't know what having extractions and dentures is really like!  I was a dental nurse for a few years and my dentist boss DID have experience of dental problems because his own parents didn't bother taking him to the dentist as a child so he had first-hand experience, not of dentures, but of serious dental problems.  Subsequently, he was amazing with the patients and took great care to make sure that dentures fitted as well as possible - and that was on the British NHS, so he wasn't making a fortune out of it!

I currently live in France and had my recent extractions carried out by a dental surgeon who looked all of twelve years old, had beautiful obviously natural teeth, and no idea that you need to give the numbing injections time to do their job! I had ten extractions - four at the top and six at the bottom - and the whole thing, from injections to shaking my hand on the way out, took less than ten minutes. 
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HI DR. CHAT
Sounds like your uppers are working out really well
The lower jaw is where many people have retention problems
Please let us know how they are fitting?
Good Luck
Barbara
 
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Hello! Found this site while researching. I'm 23 days post 32 extractions and I found it interesting you mentioned shot spots because I still have these sores under my tongue that sometimes cause a lot of discomfort. Could these be where they shot me up??
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Yes. In the bottom of your gum under the tongue
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Ask your dentist to prescribe the 6 day course of steroids starting the day of the surgery. I had 28 extracted under sedation, took the steroid pills, and I think the healing went well. I also had implants and bone grafts done in the same surgery so my mouth was pretty traumatized.. and plain old ibuprofen managed the discomfort fine. I took it around the clock for a couple weeks and didn’t need the prescribed painkillers.
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Can you tell me how the steroids help? With swelling? I'll be sure and ask my dentist about the possibilty of getting script.
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It's nigh on impossible to get steroids prescribed here ( mydentist isn't allowed to prescribe anything stronger that Panadeine forte ...Australia's so backward/regulated)  so I'm hoping that a combination of ibuprofen and panadol will see me thru'...even  had to order Benzodene cream from US ebay... thankfully that arrived last week ... i'm wondering if I can order steroids online?
Due to my anxiety, dentist suggested I take 5mg of valium beforehand ... my Dr. reluctantly gave me a script for 2 x 2mg tablets ( yes 2 tablets, only lol) ...went back and now have a script for 5 tablets of 5mg) it's a joke here , 
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The impressions is like having a mouth full of silly putty but breath and you will get through it.  I has 14 pulled at one and immediates and I was good about a week out. Be sure to rest, do your salt water rinses and sleep with your head slightly elevated.  If you didn't have any problems before you should b fine. 
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It might be a little different for me I have two partials. After it is done your mouth does taste a little like blood but not bad I washed my mouth out with crest pro health mouth wash it helps with pain also a cold ice pack don't drink out of a straw after the surgery. eat soft foods good luck to you. I know I feel better getting my teeth fixed
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I had all my remaining teeth pulled in December 2017 and had temporary dentures made. I had this process so built up in my head and it was not near as bad as I thought it would be. Yes it took about a week for my gums to "close up" but I could wear  my top denture right away. I did have problems with my lower denture as I had more issues with the teeth on the bottom when they were pulled. I did get perscription pain meds from the pharmacy but I only used a few. I used mostly OTC meds for pain. I did sleep in the recliner for the first few nights after as I felt more comfortable there. I also used frozen pea packs the the 24 hours--those helped a lot!!  I just received my permanent denture today!! (6/19/18)---you have to wait about 6 months to let you jaw and tissues heal and shrink before getting permanents. The wait was worth it! They fit extremely well and are much lighter than the temps. Just do it-you will be happy you did!! Your smile will be great!!
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My immediates will also be my permanents ..just have to wait 6 months for a 'hard reline' ... it was more affordable for me to go this route as I don't have private insurance and public health only covered the extractions, else I'd have to go on a waiting list for possible 12+ months for dentures and the thought of being toothless horrifies me, plus I'd rather get it over with and I've saved for ages, going without other stuff just for this purpose ... if only I could ease my nerves, I'd be much happier about it :(
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Same here, Maggs: my denturist says that my immediates will also be my final/permanent dentures..
How did that work out for you?
I'd be interested to know, as 'everyone else' seems to get 'temporary' dentures, followed by much better, lighter/less-bulky, all around 'nicer' permanent dentures.
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Hey by day 8 you'll still have some swelling but hopefully not to much. Most of mine was gone. You will also still be healing. I have been eating normal since day 5 just smaller bites and your fine. I couldn't eat as much as I used to because after a while my gums would be sore. The thing with adjustments is it just seems to make a sore spot somewhere else.
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Wow.. I'll tell you the truth because most people won't but I had all my back teeth pulled in February then had all my front teeth pulled and immediate top and bottom dentures placed at the same time in April. Worst mistake I ever made. Should have had all my teeth pulledin February and permanent dentures placed after new impressions of my healed gums could be made in April. They cannot make a denture using an impression with teeth in it that actually fits a mouth one those teeth are removed and they should be completely honest about that. Immediate dentures rarely fit and they usually don't come with soft relines which you will HAVE TO HAVE every few weeks after the surgery for them to even stay in. My oral surgeon who pulled my teeth and then placed the immediate dentures made by my actual dentist felt so bad about the horrible fit right over wounds that he puts free soft liner in the top and bottom right there in the surgery suite just so they would fit and not hurt me too bad when I woke up. They still don't fit and I've had to buymy own soft liners and apply them and after threatening to sue the dentist they are making me a new set based on my gums now so they fit. Immediate dentures should be outlawed. They tell me they rarely fit because it's a guessing game what your gums MIGHT look like after surgery. I hate to say this but would urge ANYONE neverto do immediate and give yourself a couple weeks to heal and then do impressions and permanents after your teeth are out. I've not met one personin and around my area that's had luck with immediate dentures. They are a nightmare. I've been waiting for my new set and trying to wear these imitator immediate in the mean time because I don't want to go without teeth at 45 years old I'm not a vain woman but I just want teeth you know so I wear these horrible things but can't eat with them at all. They finally took new impressions last week and are going to make the new dentures over the next few weeks but first I geta try in a wax replica of the dentures to make absolute sure they fit correctly and then they make them from that wax replica. This is the only way to have dentures made in my opinion. IF YOU GET YOURS AND THEY DON'T FIT... don't panic.. toy will, with the help of a soft liner that you can buy yourself on Ebay (I recommend prosoft) and really good glue (I recommend secure .. it's actually water proof and doesn't move for at least 8 hours.. if it can hold dentures in my mouth that don't even fit and and wobble all around without the glue, they can hold anything in) you should be able to go on your vacation or wedding plans or any of that but DO NOT EXPECT TO EAT with the teeth in unless you are one of the lucky few who got the one lab tech who CAN see into the future at what your gums will look like without teeth and made a pair of dentures for you from the impressions WITH your teeth still in that fits once they are out. And ask your dentist (the one who is pulling all your teeth) up front in surgery what they do if the teeth don't fit right after... do they put a soft liner in right then and there ?? They should but most don't. AND if your dentures don't fit right after surgery when your gums are swollen then theres no hope of them fitting once shrinkage starts a week later. I wished I had asked more questions from the dentist up front. I wished I had known that a hard reline at 6 months was all that was included because a soft reline several times during that first 6 months is crucial to fit and wearability AMD they are 300 bucks if the dentist does them. 25 if you do then so get some prosoft it's too have before you even get your teeth. That's how they get you.. yeah you can better afford immediate dentures until you have them and they don't fit and then you are desperate and will pay for liners just to be comfortable . Mine is a horror story but you need to know the down sides too.
I wish someone had warned me..i would have had everything pulled in February and then had teeth made now so they fit right. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info.
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Yes well, I guess it's different for ev'ryone ... I'm preparing for the worst but hoping for the best outcome, my dentist has assured me that I can go back to him ev'ry day for adjustments if necessary and soft relines are included for first sixth months,as needed....  I believe that some discomfort is to be expected with new dentures whether they're immediates or not.
old days of having to be toothless for months are gone. there's been lots of advancement in dental technology in recent times  and only hope that my own experience matches a lot of others' good results
So sad that you had this horrible experience, good luck in future 
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I should also state that I am a 45 year old female in the United states and had 25 teeth extracted..10 the first surgery and 15 the second surgery when the dentures were put in. My oral surgeon started to me after I woke up that he had to check my dentures for my name because he couldn't believe they were mine they got so badly. He ended up adding 2 kits of soft liner on the top plate which ended up being about 5 to 6 millimeters of filling all around the edges to make them even fit enough to stay in and one liner jot on the bottom plate. At one point my dentist who made the teeth actually told me... and i quote "the bottom ones never fit right so most of my patients just don't wear them. Put them in a drawer and forget them you'll be so much happier" to which I told him I was going to sue him if he didn't make them right because i paid 1200 bucks for them !!!! Make sure your dentist will back up their work no matter what. Bit I would STILL get everything pulled and then wait a few weeks for impressions of JUST THE GUMS and teeth made then. I wore a surgical mask around while I healed when the teeth hurt too much. It worked well and your dentist has them. Rinse with salt water ALL THE TIME TOO. It speeds healing.
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HI Heather Welberry Fewell
Your information has been very helpful

Did you Pay $1.200 just for the lower  temporary  dentures???  Was that the final cost?
Or did  you have to pay anything additional for the final permanent lower dentures??
Then what did you pay in total for the dentures??
Thanks
Barbara
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Heather,  I understand this is stressful but we are trying to assist you with your questions.  You did not say that you get a hard reline and If you needed something different THAT would cost extra.  Your post said you get immedialtes then you have to buy permanents.  The hard reline can be your permanents.  We are only as good as the information you give us. Please don't jump all over us while we are trying to help.
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Heather,

I was actually quite impressed and amazed that my temporary dentures fit so well considering they were made from impressions with my teeth still in. I woke up from surgery with them in my mouth and they fit like a glove. I just got maybe 4 soft relines in the following 8 months before I got my permanents. The soft relines do an amazing job of making them fit again. At least the tops, I never wore the bottoms.
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To  charlid61

I think Heather as also talking about ost
You sai the permanent dentrues were  includd in the ackage price
The question is about cost.   What did your temporary dentures and the permanent dentures cost in total

Heather  said her temporary dentures cost $2,400 so let  us compare your totals!!!  
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My cost was $2,800.00 for both
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Hi  charlid61

2,800?   That sounds good as compared to $2, 400 for just one set of temps

My poor friend in Florida  paid $5,000+ for just one set and   never could wear the bottom denture
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To Heather Welberry Fewell

I have been trying to recall my experience with having my teeth extracted and being replaced with implants
First I had the uppers done
I had all implants done in  what was the top of the line implants and a permanent fixed bridge
The first upper immediate temporary denture was a horse shoe shape  denture  without a palette
I thought it was awful looking and that the teeth looked too big.    I started crying when I looked at them.
It was done at a Top  Dental college clinic by licensed dentists being trained in implantology and supervised closely by top implantologist Dental  professor  instructors
It was closing time but the dentist stayed and started adjusting and shaving the  denture.  By the time he was finished I was perfectly happy
Amazingly  i had no particular pain after the extractions
I thought what I had was expensive.  I  remember  being quoted $25,000 total, but I am not sure?  It was  the the top  of the line  appliance  and the  price included the extractions and the  implants and crowns, every thing.
 They gave me a 10% discount and I also  had dental  insurance that paid toward the extractions and the crowns but paid nothing toward the implants so I don't
know  how much it ended up costing me.

I  never had to  pay for anything else and and a few years later I fell and the front of my bridge   snapped in 2 and they repaired it and re installed it with no charge
The bridge and  the implants are now over 15 years old and there has been no additional  cost.   I am very happy with them.  They are like my own  teeth

I recommend  implants although they are still  expensive but a bottom  denture secured by 2  or 3 implants   (a snap on or over denture)  seems like a good and much less expensive way to go
Barbara
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Barbara G.
I didn't ask about implants. You must be on the wrong question or topic because I was explaining to someone about my horror of a time with immediate dentures. None of us asked about implants here and I couldn't afford them anyway so I really hate hearing about them since I want them and can not get them. Thank you but its easier if we try and stick to one topic and the person who asked this original question stated they didn't have money for expensive dental work so I think you are on or answering the wrong question. Sorry. Good luck with your wonderful implants. Would give ANYTHING to have them myself.
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Heather Welberry Fewell
Sorry about the implant rant
I thought though that lower dentures secured by 3 or 4 implants might not be too expensive but you are probably right
Barbara
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Heather Welberry Fewell
So you think it might work to get a very inexpensive mail order denture (Russell Kay type) and  use them as a temporary immediate upper (only when you go out in public) and then in 3 to 5 months get your permanent dentures made???
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Absolutely that would work. I finally got my dentist to see how poorly my immediate dentures fit and he finally (after several threats ,a bad yelp, google, and dentist review) told me he was just going to start over with a new pair of permanent dentures that would be made the right way with the correct impressions, a wax try in pair, and all of that was to make up for telling me to put the immediate dentures in a drawer and learn to live without teeth because immediate dentures never fit right !! I would ALWAYS recommend letting things heal with a set of temps or immediate dentures from somewhere like Russell Klein to just wear out after extractions if you are not wanting to go toothless while you heal for about 2or 3 months and then start the permanent dentures process on healed gums with a set that fits your mouth AFTER teeth are removed. I wouldn't do it any other way.
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I wish I had gone for something temporary from Russell Klein just to wear out in public, even just an upper one.  I used to be a dental nurse and we found that immediate dentures always cause problems. My boss always recommended that patients wait until they have healed. My current dentist didn't even suggest immediate dentures.  
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Seriously - a mail order denture?  How would that ever work?
I'll be transitioning to full dentures within a year.  I have had partials for several years but wore them only four hours a day.  And that was because I had a denture that stopped conforming to my mouth because I didn't wear it enough.
I'm wearing my partials all the time now and am always uncomfortable.  I'm watching the clock and counting down the last ten minutes until I get to take them out.
More than anything, the situation is just really really lonely for me because I'm finding that no one cares.  If I was about to lose a limb - which is what full tooth extraction is - people might care a bit more.  All that anyone has to say when I say that I'm facing this is "My mother/grandfather/father. . .|.
Well, my mother too.  And she never complained about it.
So I guess the thing is, just buck up.  But I'm not feeling particularly strong.  Rather, I am feeling totally terrified.    
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Thank you, Barbara.
It is good to have someone to discuss all this with, even online.
I am financially committed by now, 50% paid to secure the surgery date.

2 of 5 dental consults resulted in basically, "given your budget constraints . . . ". (!!!) . ..
the le$$er - costly (still $$,$$$) treatment plan options were:
extract all teeth, full dentures upper and lower.
(At least the surgeon/anesthesiologist/implant specialty guy offered me the implant-snap in dentures option, at about the same 5-figure cost as the prior dental consult resulting in "full dentures"; no surgeon, only 'conscious sedation'; and 3-4 mos with no posterior teeth.)

All the restorative work added up to be so much more costly (starting low-quote ballpark was $20,000++++ on upwards to $36K, etc etc.

I believe I've been offered a truly good/fair price of $17,000 , for an oral surgeon /implant specialty, also a full-anesthesiologist.
That includes everything: general anesthesia, 23 extractions, 4 upper + 4 lower implants ($1200 ea) set into the jawbone for snap-in dentures down the road ~ 6 months, providing all goes well;
uncovering the implants & seating the abutments; all x-rays/panorex/cone-beam/CT-scans, etc.
Also includes the immediate dentures/final dentures.
Also includes all followup with the surgeon.

My original, first-dentist said he honestly could not treatment plan for my "complex, complicated" case (true, it is, sad to say); and all he in good conscience could offer was referral to a prosthodontist --- (both specialists are well over 100 miles away --- we're kind of in the boonies here on the NW coast). Consults with prosthodontists ranged from $196 up to $360 !!! (No go.)

The restorative work of crowns for my 'good teeth' , for bridges, etc , implants, whatever is simply way too costly apparently. And, I did not want partial dentures.

The surgeon's extractions : $79 ea., simple or surgical extraction.
( The non-surgeon DDS practice charges $295 per tooth!!)

The dental school in Portland, 2+ hrs away, 4 years ago also said "too complex, too complicated" for their undergrad dental students; no prosthodontic graduate clinic program.
No luck there.
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Hi  Theta
I understand what you are saying
I understand your dilemma   
BUT this  is serious bussiness

If you did put this on  a credit card you can reverse the payment now and all you have to do is call your redit card company but first sent a certified letter and also call his office and  tell them you are canceling the appointment and want a refund
Once you get these teeth extracted you can never get them back

You should talk to your dentist and tell him you want to
reconsider
He should not hold you hostage 
You should not be extracting all these viable teeth

How much did you pay him and Lord knows why
July is 10 months away
Send him a certified letter with return receipt requested

Tell him you now feel and other people feel you should not be extracting all these viable teeth
Barbara
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Barbara G

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Hi  Theta
What would partial bridges cost??
You should be consulting with more dentists
Tell this dentist you want an alternate plan

Why don't you price this out with a good practice in Costa  Rico or Mexico?
You are dealing with very high end costs and a radical approach

Does everything, both uppers and lowers all have to be done the same way??
13 teeth are just almost half your mouth!!!
Do all these teeth need root canals???
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Barbara G

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Hi  Theta
you know at this point you know so much about what you need and what the costs are  for everything that I believe you could deal with going to Mexico or Costa Rico

With  expensive work like this they sometimes even pay for your transportation etc

If it was me I would contact one of their consultant services like Dental Departures??? 
They would give you another layer of protection and they know all the dental providers

Look up Dayo Dental and Dental departures and ask them for a quote and a referral and for transportation perks
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Barbara G

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Theta

Here is the #  for Dayo   

do you have questions about how to get dental implants in Mexico? Call Dayo Dental at 877-987-3296 to schedule with the best dentist in Mexico for your implant dentistry case.

 and Look up Dental departures
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If you look on this forum for 'Russell Klein dentures' you will find many really happy people who have ordered from him.  He has an Etsy shop - here's a link:      https://www.etsy.com/shop/denturestore

I haven't gone down this route because I live in France and dentures are not too expensive here - I will pay €1600 for my dentures but will get around €700 of that back via the state component and my private health insurance.  Not as cheap as on the NHS in the UK, though, where they would cost under £250!  I hope to move back there as soon as I can but I need dentures now.  If I had been quoted thousands I would definitely have tried Russell Klein.

Is there a chance that you could ask your dentist if he could alter the partials for you?  It's sad that you are having to endure them rather than just being able to get on with them. Or perhaps you could get your full dentures sooner?

At the moment, with my extractions due on 9th July and new dentures hopefully within a couple of months according to my dentist, only my husband knows my situation and he is sympathetic.  I will be keeping a low profile, though, until I get my new dentures.  If you are worried about the actual extractions, ask your doctor for a sedative. I am having mine done under local anaesthetic and my doctor has given me a sedative to take on the morning of the extractions. I didn't think I'd be too anxious because I've had to wait for three months between the consultation and the extraction appointment but, as the day is getting closer, I am definitely starting to feel anxious!

You will find a lot of sympathetic support on this forum which should help you feel less alone.  Good luck to you.
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As I said in an earlier post, I had my extractions on 9th July but with no immediate dentures. My dentist had initially told me that he could start the permanent dentures two or three weeks after the extractions but when I went to see him two weeks after, he said I needed more healing time, so I am now booked in on 4th September to have the impressions taken. I was very disappointed that I have to wait even longer but I know it's probably the right way to go. I had no pain at all after the first day and I am managing to eat most things (some with difficulty but it's surprising how inventive hunger makes you!). I wear a lightweight face mask if we have visitors and my husband is running all the errands.   I still have another five weeks to wait for the dentures to be started and a further two to three weeks until they are ready. My dentist said he will give me two appointments a week. I am counting down the days! I can't wait to get back to normal. It's all a pain in the neck but I know that it will be worth it in the end.
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Heather Welberry Fewell

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Be prepared though...i am shocked and in despair over how difficultit is to eat with my new, very good fitting dentures they made that fit so well i don't even need glue or adhesive on the top plate... just the bottoms, and eating is NOT pleasurable and is horrific, time consuming, not very easy at all. I hate eating at this point and avoid it. I just had this idea in my head that once i got the permanent dentures i would put them in and it would just be like having my teeth again. Let me tell you. It's hard and sore and eating is not easy and some days i just want my teeth back.
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Kathy P

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Having been a dental nurse, I know it's not easy and many people, probably most,  struggle but I also know people who really do manage well with dentures.  Have you asked your dentist if he can do anything to make it easier for you to eat?  How long have you had them?